Today I relaxed in the bath. This, in itself, is not really news. The kicker today is my entire family was home at the time!
My baths usually happen when I'm home alone. Solely because I can't really relax when the kids are fighting, hubby is bored and wanting to talk to me (or go out), or there's just an extremely high level of noise in the house.
Today, somehow, the girls were entertaining themselves (and making a big mess after just cleaning up a big mess), hubby was concentrating on something for work, and I was between regular weekend tasks. I had just cleaned up from breakfast, actually washed out the sinks, and had laundry in various stages of completion, when I decided spur-of-the-moment to relax in the bath.
I didn't tell a soul my plans, for fear someone would kibosh my idea and suddenly need me to do something that couldn't possibly wait half an hour. Also, miraculously, no one heard me running water, getting a towel from the squeaky door linen closer, or even walking around upstairs. Is it possible my family is becoming less mom-centric? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
Vanilla bubble bath, nice warm water, and a book. It seemed like a luxurious idea. And it turned out better than I had expected. My book was a bit hard to get into, Rose had to use the toilet (so I had to hide behind the shower curtain, at her request), and hubby was looking for me - but only once - so my 15 minute bath was hardly interrupted. Much better than previous attempts.
Now I almost feel relaxed, I've got 3 loads of laundry to fold and put away, and I'm trying to get some blog stuff done. I'm thinking this will have been a productive day. And all I needed to get out of my own head was a bath. A mostly un-interrupted bath. Oh, and it helps that hubby took the girls out to "some stores" so I could have a few minutes to myself (and my blog.)
Do you other parents get uninterrupted time to do what you want to do to relax on the weekends? Or any time for that matter? Share your stories with me in the comments. When I get back from switching the laundry I'd like to see something posted down there!